Category: Women

43 Percent of Americans Say Britney Griner Punishment ‘Unfair,’ 62 Percent Say She’s a Russian ‘Political Pawn’

Although she was barely known while playing for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, 65 percent of American adults now know who Brittney Griner is. Who is Brittney Griner? N=1,579   General Population Sports Fan* Non Fan Avid Fan Casual…

 Fans: Two-Thirds Say OK for Athletes To Sit Out Due to Mental Health Issues, Think Teams Should Employ Mental Health Counselors   

South Orange, NJ, Jan. 6 – Some two-thirds of American sports fans say that it is “acceptable” for an athlete not to compete due to mental health issues or concerns. This is the case regardless of whether the athlete is…

61% Agree with Athletes’ Right to Speak Out for Social Justice; But More than a Third Say It Hinders Desire To Watch Games, Ruins Sports as ‘Escape’

South Orange NJ, November 23, 2020  — While 61 percent of Americans say that athletes have a right to free speech and it is their decision to speak out for social justice, 35 percent call sports their “escape” and don’t want to…